• Short Summary

    YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) MORNING MORE THAN 1,000 ANGRY SEAMEN MET AT MARSEILLES, FRANCE'S CHIEF PORT FOR THE SOUTHERN AFRICA ROUTES, TO PROTEST AGAINST THE CLOSURE OF TRADITIONAL SHIPPING LINES TO AFRICA, PARTICULARLY TO ALGERIA.

  • Description

    YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) MORNING MORE THAN 1,000 ANGRY SEAMEN MET AT MARSEILLES, FRANCE'S CHIEF PORT FOR THE SOUTHERN AFRICA ROUTES, TO PROTEST AGAINST THE CLOSURE OF TRADITIONAL SHIPPING LINES TO AFRICA, PARTICULARLY TO ALGERIA.

    ALREADY SEVERAL HUNDRED MEN, BOTH SEAMEN AND DOCKWORKERS, ARE OUT OF WORK, AND THOUSANDS ARE THREATENED UNLESS SOMETHING IS DONE TO OPEN NEW ROUTES FOR THE MEDITERRANEAN SAILORS.

    WITH ALGERIA'S INDEPENDENCE THE CALL FOR BOATS, CHARTERED BY THE FRENCH FORCES, TO SIDI-FERRUCH AND SIDI-MABROUK, HAS DISAPPEARED. THE SEAMEN SAY THAT STEAM-SHIPS ARE BEING PAID OFF AT AN ALARMING RATE. SINCE 1955 TWENTY-ONE BOATS, WHICH WERE FORMALLY ON THE FRANCE-ALGERIA RUN, HAVE ALREADY BEEN SOLD OR SCRAPPED.

    UNION LEADERS ADDRESSED THE MEETING AND A MOTION TO PUT BEFORE THEIR EMPLOYERS WAS AGREED ON.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA855BMBAHS1331JE0UO5W3FKDF
    Media URN:
    VLVA855BMBAHS1331JE0UO5W3FKDF
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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